Attention Ohio homeowners!
Have you noticed any of the following issues with your home’s water heater?
- Rust or Corrosion on Machine
- Leaks/Water Puddling on Floor
- Cold Showers
- High-Than-Normal Utility Bills
- Produces Discolored, “Rusty” Water
- Water is Only Luke-Warm
- Device is Past Warranty/Older than 6 Years
These are all signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan and will need to be replaced in the near future. Generally, the experts at Arco recommend that you have your water heater swapped out every 8 to 12 years. An old device can spring a leak in its storage tank and create a flood in your basement, lose efficiency to the point where your energy bills are coming in ridiculously high, or simply fail and not produce any hot water at all. It’s always important to replace your water heater before any of these happen…however, in the coming year it will be even more important to get a replacement right away!
Why? Because recently the DOE (Department of Energy) has passed a law raising the energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters across America. This law goes into effect in April of 2015. While conserving energy is certainly a good initiative for our government to take, the new energy efficiency standard does pose a problem to homeowners who are going to need their water heaters replaced next year.
If you have an older water heater, chances are that the new regulations will make that model obsolete. You’ll need to purchase a newwater heater that will probably have different dimensions and requirements. Having a higher efficiency model installed in your home will be more expensive than simply replacing the older unit. However, you won’t have the option to simply replace, since those units will no longer be available. Modern water heaters have insulation built-in, making them larger, so you may have trouble fitting it in your utility room or attaching it to your gas line.
That’s why we’re recommending that homeowners in Cleveland, OH get water heater replacements right now! Put it on your New Year’s Resolution list: you can get a water heater in January, February, or March, and then not have to worry about the new standards!
So if your water heater is on the verge of breaking down, don’t wait for replacements to become expensive: call Arco Comfort Air for plumbing assistance today! We can perform a water heater replacement that will last, and we provide warranties on all of our installations. Call Arco for water heater replacement today!